Your smile can be your crowning glory with the help of a dental crown. A crown is a restoration that completely covers or cap teeth, restoring them to their natural size, shape and colour. Completely natural-looking, crowns look almost like real teeth.
A crown can help to strengthen teeth that are weakened by, for example, large cavities and teeth that were treated with root canal treatment. They may also be used to cover teeth that are discoloured or badly shaped. As part of the treatment for replacing missing teeth, dental crowns can also be used to attach bridges and to cover dental implants (implant crown).
There are different type of dental crowns, including zirconium, porcelain, porcelain-fused to metal and gold alloys. Consult our dental specialists in Prosthodontics (cosmetic dentistry & missing teeth replacement) in Singapore to find out if dental crown is a suitable treatment option for you.
Our dental specialist/ dentist will find out the details of your medical and dental history, go through a consultation and examination and take a digital X-ray of your teeth to enable a thorough and detailed diagnosis. We will examine your teeth to determine if you also need to have root canal treatment on the tooth. Root canal treatment is usually recommended where there is extensive decay or risk of infection or injury to the tooth’s pulp. Although the two are often prescribed together, root canal treatment may not always be necessary.
Preparation for the Crown
A crown may require a foundation build up called a core. Thereafter, approximately 1mm of weakened tooth structure will be removed to make space for the crown. An impression of the tooth will then be made and is sent to the dental laboratory. A temporary crown may be made until the definitive crown is ready. This is usually made of resin and is not meant to last more than one month.
This process can be completed in one visit.
Fitting of the Crown
Once the crown is ready, the dentist will remove the temporary crown and try in the definitive crown. Any adjustments (if necessary) will be made to ensure a good fit and colour. The crown will be cemented into place.
This process can be completed in one visit and you will be able to resume normal daily activities within an hour after you leave the clinic.
Follow Up Care
Crowned teeth are no stronger or weaker than your own natural teeth. With a proper home care oral regime and regular professional maintenance every 6 months, crowned teeth will last for decades.
Research has shown that the success rate for crowns is about 85% to 90% over ten years. This means that out of 100 crowns done, about 10 to 15 of them need to be repaired or done again within this time.
|Consultation||$80 – $200|
|Crowns||$1,800 to $2,600 per tooth|
*All fees are subject to 7% Singapore Goods and Services Tax.
*All fees are subject to change without prior notice.
The information provided above is of a general nature only as you would need to be examined by our dental specialists/ dentists in order to confirm the best treatment option for you. It may be possible to have a reduction in the fee if multiple teeth are involved.
Medisave does not apply to dental crowns treatment.
Specialist Dental Group’s crowns team comprises 4 internationally trained dental specialists (prosthodontists). Each of these specialists has undergone additional intensive training in the areas of teeth replacement and cosmetic dentistry.
We can usually schedule for you to see our dental specialists/ dentists within 24 hours and depending on your dental condition, it may be possible for you to start crowns treatment on the same day as your initial consultation.
Our specialists/ dental surgeons will recommend and customised the most appropriate procedure for you, based on your dental condition and your needs.
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